How To Setup Apple Pay

I must admit, I didn’t jump onboard the Apple Pay train right away. But I figure now is as good a time as any! I’m going to show you how to setup Apple Pay on your iPhone.

It sounds easy enough, using NFC (near field communication), you don’t even have to open an app to use Apple Pay.  All you have to do is hold your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (that’s right it only works if you have an iPhone 6),  anyway hold your iPhone close to the card reader and keep your finger on the Touch ID and you’ll get a slight vibration to let you know the payment was accepted.  Sounds pretty cool right?  I guess I’ve been a little hesitant because deep inside I’m still not sure how safe my credit card info is gonna be, but heck I’m gonna do it for the sake of this article.


How To Setup Apple Pay On Your iPhone In 7 Easy Steps:

1.  The first thing you want to do is open up an app called Passbook.  If you don’t know where it is on your iPhone just do a Spotlight Search and you can quickly find it.


2.  Once you open the Passbook app you will see “Credit and Debit Cards” at the top and underneath that click on “Setup  Apple Pay”.


3.  Enter your Apple ID Password when prompted.


4.  If you have a card that you use with iTunes on file already, it will ask if you want to use the card on file or use a different Credit or Debit Card.  If you don’t have a card on file, your screen will say add a new Credit or Debit Card.


5.  Next, if you have a card on file you’ll need to enter the security code located on the back of your Debit or Credit Card.  If you don’t have a card on file, you’ll need to enter all of your card info or you can click on the camera icon to scan your card info that way.  After that, you’ll have to agree to the terms and conditions.


6.  Now if you have a bank like mine you’re not done just yet.  I had to call my bank, confirm my identity by answering, I think about five security questions.  That really made me feel really good to know they went to those extremes to make sure that I was the card holder who owned the account.

7.  Once my bank activated my Apple Pay, for my peace of mind, I just had to confirm with her that know one else would have access to my card data except my bank, and she did confirm this.

I feel pretty good about this right now!  There you go, in 7 easy steps I showed you how to setup Apple Pay on your iPhone.  My next step is to go use it, so stay tuned for an update and I’ll let you know how it goes.  What are your thoughts on Apple Pay?  Let me know in the comments below.  Also please feel free to share this article.

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